For games that have mounts, and with Guild Wars 2 adding them last year most of the games I play do have them, I often find myself subconsciously or actively selecting mounts for different characters and I rarely vary from that choice. It’s akin to a form of character customisation for me, a part of the characters developing style and personality.
There are some games that make this less clearcut, Guild Wars 2 requires you to use all the mounts just to explore the expansion zones. Where I have a choice though my Mesmer rides a bunnyroo as much as possible, whereas my Charr necromancer seems to be favouring a raptor by default.
Other examples abound, I’ve gone back to my highest level character in Elder Scrolls Online just to make some progress on leveling – this Argonian rides a guar and will accept nothing less dignified, horses have too many legs!
Finally my Everquest 2 characters have some lovely mounts, my Inquisitor has the glorious (or should I say nefarious) shadowy Opegaz Horde Bane. He’s used other mounts over the years but will I’m sure be using this pegasus for many years to come.
Do you stick to the same mount long-term on characters or do you change them often?